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Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus) 2015 Observations

Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus) 2015 Observations

Followers of the University of Calgary peregrine falcon family were rewarded by their return as of Mar. 25th. 'Talons crossed', as we say here, that all goes well again this year.

A 'live chat' option appears attached to the YouTube link below for those who wish to participate in discussions and activities.

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  • As of March 25th (at least?): an adult falcon was sighted on the ledge - approx. 4pm. local time (reported by 'spl', and 'CBL', and confirmed by Elli)
  • March 29: 2nd adult arrives on ledge, approx. 3 pm local time. (thanks to various chatters for conf.) 2nd is a male.
  • April 15/16: 1st egg confirmed by Irene. 
  • April 18: 2nd egg conf. by 'bird singer' (long-time chatter). 
  • April 20: 3rd egg arrived as predicted today. Thanks to Irene (again) - arr. at 2:40pm.
  • April 23rd: 4th egg reported around 8:20 am loc. time (thanks to Irene again). This should be 'it' for the brood.
  • May 24: 1st hatchling (approx. 9am) AND 2nd appear (approx. 3:30pm). pics to follow (and via more birds link)- thanks 'birdsinger'
  • May 26: 3rd egg hatched 'early' today - one more to go IF fertile (hatching should occur within next 2-3 days)

 

 
          

Both adults have 2 bands each on either talon. Thanks to 'eneri', both adults have been i.d.'d. Callie's U2 band i.d. confirmed on March 30th, and Gary, who is: 3/6 VV, March 31st. Great job there!!

Any interesting or important observations by/of the peregrines can be reported to: Warren Fitch, Irene Wade, or myself. See contact info below:

I will continue to support this page at my remote location (in B.C.) and if any observations are to be reported, please contact Warren Fitch (fitch@ucalgary.ca), Irene Wade (inwade@ucalgary.ca), or myself, Elli (jilek@ucalgary.ca).  For more pics current and over the years, pls. refer to: 'more birds' link above.

Here is an 'alternative' direct link to the live feedhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?t=4912&v=Sj-naRn8pYo